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Absecon Police Department
Monday October 25th, 2021 :: 04:34 p.m. EDT


Man Arrested after Pointing Gun at Patron of Bar

For Immediate Release: October 25, 2021

Just before 5:00 AM on October 20th officers responded to the Hi-Point Pub for a report of a man pointing a handgun at a patron.

Michael C. Ciarla, 28, of Galloway approached the victim in the parking lot. Unprovoked, Ciarla brandished a handgun and pointed it at the victim. The victim was able to flee unharmed.

Responding officers located Ciarla hiding under a trailer at a nearby business. After a brief stand-off, Ciarla was taken into custody and a handgun was recovered.

ARRESTED: Michael C. Ciarla, 28, of Galloway, NJ

CHARGES: Aggravated Assault, Unlawful Possession of Weapons, and Possession of Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose.

Ciarla was lodged in the Atlantic County Justice Facility.

Anyone with additional information is urged to contact the Absecon Police Department at (609) 641-0667.

Absecon Police Department
500 N. Mill Road
Absecon, NJ 08201

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 609-641-0667

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